In response to the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, Roiphe gained national prominence in 2012 with a Newsweek cover story about why sadomasochism is a feminist dream. The story went viral, and many feminists again called for her to be tied up and gagged.
Remind me, what century are we living in? Because it looks to me as if the most vocal wing of the no-longer-party-of-Lincoln would like to boot women of child-bearing age out of jobs and back to home and hearth.
Every woman I know finds men other than her chosen partner sexually attractive. The difference remains that women have the good sense not to throw an iPhone between their legs and post the photo on one of the most visited websites in the world.
In the not too distant future of Anna North's debut novel, Darcy lives on the island of America Pacifica -- one of the last habitable places on earth after the second ice age. I spoke with her about the politics of her novel, and science-fiction.